Tamariki use art as a form of self expression

Each year, Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) with Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services host an art exhibition in Kaikohe to display the art work completed during term 3 by students at schools where the SWiS service is delivered. In 2018 schools throughout the Mid North and Hokianga participated; the theme for this year's Tūpuna Mātauranga art programme was Te Ao Māori. SWiS team leader, Sue Vaughan, said Tūpuna Mātauranga provides an opportunity for tamariki to develop their confidence, self-esteem, relationships and wellbeing. It also helps build their knowledge through kōrero about the them which strengthens their cultural identity and connection. Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services acknowledges the support from principals and schools, the wider community, including Sasha Wilson and Te Pū O Te Wheke Art Collective who provided the venue and art activities during the exhibition, from 2-5 October.

Bay of Islands hapū shed 'tears of joy' after first Māori Markets

Tears of joy were flowing as Bay of Island's hapū debriefed on what they believe is the beginning of a partnership which will put Waitangi Marae in a positive light. 

Ngāpuhi leaders are positive agreement can be reached as they head into the third round of consultation hui on the iwi's Treaty settlement pathway.

Rangatahi feature heavily at World Indigenous Business Conference 

The Māori population is a very youthful population with the median age for Māori being 24. Rangatahi Māori were among those attending the World Indigenous Business Conference in Rotorua and their message is simple, to create a better future for generations to come.

Legal history made in Taranaki with admission ceremony conducted in Te Reo Māori

Taranaki legal history was made on Wednesday, wth the first ever bar admission ceremony conducted in Te Reo Māori.

"Colonisation made me homeless"

A man who's been homeless for nine years says colonisation is to blame for his homelessness.

Mental health organisations hope to gain insight on the restorative affects of. environmental interaction on the human psyche.

An indigenous free-trade agreement is one of the key ideas up for discussion at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Rotorua this week.

Correctly pronouncing Māori names 'gives you mana'

A language expert is calling on health workers to stop mispronouncing Māori patients' names.

Māori males in rural communities at "high-risk"

"How do we increase our capacity to talk about suicide in our whānau paradigm?" That's the challenge from one of Northland's leading Māori mental health professionals.

The chair of Kāhui Wai Māori, the new Māori Freshwater Forum, says it will look for practical steps to improve Māori access to water.

Te Kawerau ā Maki to launch Treaty claim over Govt's 'failure' to combal kauri dieback

Te Kawerau ā Maki has been at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease over the past decade. The iwi placed a protective rāhui on the entire forested area of the Waitākere Ranges last December.



Tax Working Group Hui

@Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 1-4pm (Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Conference Room, Kaikohe). The Tax Working Group is seeking public feedback on the Future of Tax Interim Report. For further information contact Hinerangi Raumati or the Tax Working Party Secretariat, secretariat@taxworkinggroup.govt.nz or phone Emily O'Connell on 021 195 5230.

Omapere Taraire E and Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust AGM & Trustee Elections

@Saturday, 15 December 2018, 8.30am Registrations (Kohewhata Marae, Kaikohe). There are two Trustees up for election rotation this year. They are Colleen Bermingham-Brown and Dr Te Tuhi Robust. Retiring Trustees may stand for re-election if they so choose. Nominations for these Trustee positions will open on 19 October and close on 2 November 2018, at 5pm. Nominations must be made on the official ORT Trustee Nomination form, which can be downloaded from the ORT website and is also available from the ORT office, 12 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe. Alternatively, copies can be emailed or posted upon request. Office hours are Mon, Tues & Fri, 8.30am-5pm. Phone 09 405 3551 or email to o.rtustees@xtra.co.nz



Takiwā Elections

The 2018 elections for Taiāmai ki te Marangai, Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki te Tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau and Ngāpuhi ki Waitematā have closed. The election results will be announced at the Rūnanga AGM

Board and Takiwā Meetings

Dates, venues and time details for October.



The Ngāpuhi Evolved Mandate Model, 25 September 2018

A submission by Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi to Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.

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